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Overview

Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea off the north-west coast of the mainland between Greece and Italy. It’s been a popular destination for travellers for hundreds of years and today has a rich and varied set of resorts, from popular seaside towns like Kavos in the south of the island, exclusive enclaves in the north, and a beautiful mountainous region inland.

Corfu has been governed by the Greeks, Italians and French, and you can see evidence of all of their influences in the capital, Corfu Town. This area is beautiful, historic and sophisticated, with UNESCO World Heritage Status for parts of the old town. Sitting between two large hillside fortresses, the town has good museums as well as excellent restaurants and streets that are perfect for evening strolling. 

Corfu’s fine climate makes it an ideal beach holiday destination, and parts of the coast have been developed into modern resorts that offer a good choice of quieter family destinations or slightly livelier choices. Favourites include the quiet central resorts of Gouvia and San Stefanos. Roda and Sidari to the north are busier whilst Kavos on the south coast is the island’s party town. The beaches are superb, with deep, fine sand, especially on the west coast, and there’s an array of boating and water sports activities on offer.

Away from the beaches, the coast offers attractive rocky coves that help make the island a popular sailing destination and a great spot for boat excursions.

Inland, Corfu is surprisingly green, largely thanks to huge olive groves, which lie between pretty, white-washed villages. The mountains are good walking country, from gentle hillside excursions among the trees to a 220km island-long path, the Corfu Trail.

Corfu is so green partly because it can be wet in winter. The recognised holiday season runs from around May to September when the weather is much milder than the scorching heat of some of the other Greek islands. 

Key facts

  • Currency: EUR: Euro
    Language: Greek, English spoken in tourist areas
    Approximate flight time from UK: 3 hours
    Time zone: GMT +2

Great for

Families: Corfu has good family resorts, especially the quieter towns of Gouvia and San Stefanos. The island has a water park in Agios Ioannis in the centre of the island as well as more low-key family attractions around the resorts. 
Water Sports: Sunny island life lends itself very naturally to water sports, and Corfu’s resorts have plenty of options from pedalos to parasailing in clear water that’s warm all year round.
Beach holidays: Corfu has the perfect resort for everyone, be it couple, families or relaxation seekers, and the one thing these all have in common is their idyllic sandy beaches.
Night life: From the sophisticated capital of Corfu Town, to the crazy parties of Kavos, Corfu has plenty of choice for after dark entertainment. Most of the resorts have good nightlife scenes and Kavos is a popular clubbing destination, famous for its beach parties. 

Aqualand

Aqualand is part of a well-regarded chain of water parks dotted across southern Europe, and claims to be the best in Europe. The park is split into three zones: one for small children, one for families and an adrenaline section for over-12s. There’s a good variety of rides, from a giant shallow paddling pool to free fall slides. The park has a good reputation for its cleanliness and efficiency and the food gets all-round good online reviews.

Address: Agios Ioannis, Greece
Opening hours: May 12th – mid-October, 10am to 6pm
Cost: One day passes: 0-4 years, free; 5-12 years, €18; 13-65 years, €26; 65+, €18
Website: http://www.aqualand-corfu.com

Sissi's Palace

This building was originally built for the Empress of Austria and then taken over by the German imperial royal family after World War I. It still stands today as a beautiful, white structure set in stunning grounds that are filled with fine Grecian sculptures to admire and appreciate. The Palace’s interiors include intricate decorations as well as other remnants of the Kaiser’s time on Corfu, but it’s the grounds and their wonderful views that catch the eye of many visitors.

Address: 27 K. Giamboudaki St, Gastouri 49100, Greece

Website: http://www.achillion-corfu.gr/default_en.html

Corfu Old Town

The beautiful paved streets of the old town have enough historic and architectural interest to gain UNESCO World Heritage status, and there are some beautiful old churches and charming squares to explore. It’s also a wonderfully welcoming place to visit, with eating or drinking at traditional tavernas or buying local crafts from its colourful shops being a great way to enjoy the local delights. Both of the two protecting fortresses and the Museums of Asian Art and the Byzantine Museum are well worth a visit in a city that was once famous across the ancient world for its learning.

Address: Corfu Town, Corfu, Grece

Canal d'Amour

This romantically named beach is natural rather than man-made, with networks of channels eroded into the sandstone cliffs providing some beautiful sights and providing the illusion of a carefully planned architectural project. The beach itself is well worth a visit, though it can get crowded during peak times. Swimming out to explore the caves is a safe and popular option where you might even spot some sea turtles off shore. The nearby resort of Sidari is within walking distance and has lots of tourist facilities.

Address: Sidari, Corfu, Greece

Paleokastritsa Beaches

The beaches around Paleokastrita on the north-east coast are routinely described as the best on Corfu, with a whole range of sea front bays to choose from. Paleokastritsa itself is sandy and has some facilities, including a good restaurant. Or to get away from it all, visitors can pay for a boat taxi to take you to Paradise Beach or alternatively walk to La Grotta, where there’s a beachfront bar yo enjpy.

Address: Paleokastritsa, Corfu, Greece

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